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wretched
used in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

2 uses
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Definition
very bad
in various senses, including:
  • unfortunate or miserable — as in "wretched prisoners sleeping on the cold floor"
  • of poor quality — as in "wretched roads"
  • morally bad — as in "The wretched woman stole his wallet.
  • 'Well, I should like to be a LITTLE larger, sir, if you wouldn't mind,' said Alice: 'three inches is such a wretched height to be.'
    CHAPTER 5 -- Advice from a Caterpillar (42% in)
  • All this time the Queen had never left off staring at the Hatter, and, just as the Dormouse crossed the court, she said to one of the officers of the court, 'Bring me the list of the singers in the last concert!' on which the wretched Hatter trembled so, that he shook both his shoes off.
    CHAPTER 11 -- Who Stole the Tarts? (58% in)

There are no more uses of "wretched" in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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